When Men Murder Women

An Analysis of 2019 Homicide Data

OKLAHOMA
37 females were murdered by males in Oklahoma in 2019
The homicide rate among females murdered by males in Oklahoma was 1.85 per 100,000 in 2019

Ranked 8th in the United States

AGE
For homicides in which the age of the victim was reported (36 homicides), 1 victim (3 percent) was less than 18 years old, and 6 victims (17 percent) were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 46 years old.

RACE
Out of 37 female homicide victims, 29 were white, 4 were Black, and 4 were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

MOST COMMON WEAPONS
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 65 percent of female victims (20 out of 31) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 65 percent (13 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 2 females killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 1 female killed by a blunt object, and 3 females killed by bodily force.

VICTIM/OFFENDER RELATIONSHIP
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 100 percent of female victims (36 out of 36) were murdered by someone they knew. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 56 percent (20 victims) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders. Among the female intimates who were murdered, 70 percent (14 victims) were killed with guns; 64 percent of these (9 victims) were shot and killed with handguns.

CIRCUMSTANCE
For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 89 percent (32 out of 36) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 56 percent (18 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.


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